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Autumn Leaves and Moon Flower. Handmade kanzashi. by hanatsukuri Autumn Leaves and Moon Flower. Handmade kanzashi. :iconhanatsukuri:hanatsukuri 17 2 Modeling in Kimono: Grand white ume kanzashi. by hanatsukuri Modeling in Kimono: Grand white ume kanzashi. :iconhanatsukuri:hanatsukuri 36 11 Something Blue. Handmade silk Sakura Kanzashi. by hanatsukuri Something Blue. Handmade silk Sakura Kanzashi. :iconhanatsukuri:hanatsukuri 40 5 Grand white ume kanzashi, the end of winter motif. by hanatsukuri Grand white ume kanzashi, the end of winter motif. :iconhanatsukuri:hanatsukuri 38 0 Setsubun: oni ha soto, fuku ha uchi. Plum kanzashi by hanatsukuri Setsubun: oni ha soto, fuku ha uchi. Plum kanzashi :iconhanatsukuri:hanatsukuri 13 0 Happy Halloween Kanzashi: ghosts and pumpkins by hanatsukuri Happy Halloween Kanzashi: ghosts and pumpkins :iconhanatsukuri:hanatsukuri 28 17 summer sunflowers: hand dyed kanzashi hair flowers by hanatsukuri summer sunflowers: hand dyed kanzashi hair flowers :iconhanatsukuri:hanatsukuri 51 22 Peony and Dancing Crane Kanzashi. Tsumami Zaiku. by hanatsukuri Peony and Dancing Crane Kanzashi. Tsumami Zaiku. :iconhanatsukuri:hanatsukuri 43 7 Junior Maiko Kanzashi set: maiko henshin February by hanatsukuri Junior Maiko Kanzashi set: maiko henshin February :iconhanatsukuri:hanatsukuri 62 8 White Ume Kanzashi: Senior maiko plum blossom by hanatsukuri White Ume Kanzashi: Senior maiko plum blossom :iconhanatsukuri:hanatsukuri 79 35 Senior Ume Kanzashi mini maiko: layered comb by hanatsukuri Senior Ume Kanzashi mini maiko: layered comb :iconhanatsukuri:hanatsukuri 25 11 Silver + gold koi tsumami zaiku. Handmade kanzashi by hanatsukuri Silver + gold koi tsumami zaiku. Handmade kanzashi :iconhanatsukuri:hanatsukuri 20 4 Bleeding hearts Kanzashi in kimono silk on a comb by hanatsukuri Bleeding hearts Kanzashi in kimono silk on a comb :iconhanatsukuri:hanatsukuri 28 18 Dancing Cranes: silk kanzashi tsumami zaiku combs. by hanatsukuri Dancing Cranes: silk kanzashi tsumami zaiku combs. :iconhanatsukuri:hanatsukuri 36 6 Flying Cranes kanzashi: tsumami zaiku silk hairpin by hanatsukuri Flying Cranes kanzashi: tsumami zaiku silk hairpin :iconhanatsukuri:hanatsukuri 56 12 Tsumami Zaiku Lotus and Cherry Blossom kanzashi. by hanatsukuri Tsumami Zaiku Lotus and Cherry Blossom kanzashi. :iconhanatsukuri:hanatsukuri 43 11
Handmade hair ornaments. :love:

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Feature 003: Blossoms of Sakura and Cherry
I have decided to try and do a feature journal every 5 days to a week! It's a lot of fun for me to do and helps you out too. Even though I am not a pink-colour fan, for some reason I adore the look of cherry/sakura blossoms. They have this...delicate beauty about them. There were a line of these trees outside the house I used to live in and I remember they would always blossom for one week in late May, then those pretty flowers that used to rain down on my way home from school would vanish as quickly as they came. For me, they meant summer was coming, especially when the clear blue skies would shine light through these pink trees. It was a unique feeling. Thus this journal is going to showcase some of these flowers!
Like all my features, I will always add 1 - 3 of my own pieces to match the theme in question. Everybody wins. XD

Let's feature some of my favourite artworks that have incorporated cherry or sakura blossoms in a beautiful or amazing
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Kanzashi Flower by Maithutrangtv Kanzashi Flower :iconmaithutrangtv:Maithutrangtv 5 2
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Feature Time! [#5]
Quick little feature this time for a few deviations submitted to our gallery with under 60~ favs. Remember, don't ask to be featured- just submit to the gallery for a chance to be!
I love you by KaihaiiHome by IwalTdohE[R] Xander by justinnsmThe Manc by TheGrimMeanie:thumb670574080::thumb558696783:Take A Break by ChibiPyroAkidearest by AryannaDrawsFreeeeze! by ShyngyskhanAlexander Hamilton - Angelica and Eliza Schuyler by laoanKyouko Machi - Demi-chan fanart by lazy-TimeThe Amazing World of Gumball - Penny and Gumball by laoanHappy birthday to my favourite martial artist by GodOfBadWeather:thumb670805331:02 by s-rixAnimation - Yellow Shark [Link Below] by LauraRamirezWhite Ume Kanzashi: Senior maiko plum blossom by hanatsukuriLeather Tobacco Pouch Okami by ChibiPyroComision (Lexy-Catson) by Kaihaii:thumb652739535:Hope As Mirai Kuriyama [Commission] by Drikkzgesagt[Commission]Kae by Gobi-the-dog
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Don't Hang Your Head by indigoatmosphere Don't Hang Your Head :iconindigoatmosphere:indigoatmosphere 38 12 You Missed by indigoatmosphere You Missed :iconindigoatmosphere:indigoatmosphere 70 33 this is not a gift for an ordinary girl by starsinmyteacup this is not a gift for an ordinary girl :iconstarsinmyteacup:starsinmyteacup 5 2 Rosemary Moth by starsinmyteacup Rosemary Moth :iconstarsinmyteacup:starsinmyteacup 1 6 archangel zadkiel bracelet by starsinmyteacup archangel zadkiel bracelet :iconstarsinmyteacup:starsinmyteacup 2 0 archangel michael bracelet by starsinmyteacup archangel michael bracelet :iconstarsinmyteacup:starsinmyteacup 3 3 when they wander into their cage by starsinmyteacup when they wander into their cage :iconstarsinmyteacup:starsinmyteacup 3 2 January Maiko by poppy4ever January Maiko :iconpoppy4ever:poppy4ever 20 10
These pieces are exceptional in skill, composition, or both. Often both. :D enjoy looking at these wonderful artists' work!

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Modeling in Kimono: Grand white ume kanzashi.
All silk kanzashi. It's inspired by apprentice geisha (maiko) designs for February, the senior maiko plum blossom, tho it's a little smaller than the traditional one for ease of wearing.

I made this one for my friend, when she was attending the wedding of one of our friends. It matches her obi so nicely.

This design is based off of traditional senior maiko designs, but it's a little bit smaller than a traditional maiko's kanzashi, with a few fewer layers and less tiny blossoms decorating the face. It's wearable for even those of us without nihongami , but it looks nice in simplified Japanese style hair (as seen above). ;)


This art is popularly known as "kanzashi," a Japanese art where we fold squares of fabric into flowers. It's also called "Tsumami zaiku", which refers to the technique I use to make these flowers. It is not ribbon folding; each petal is folded one at a time. Each petal is layered painstakingly in the right formation-- I can make almost any kind of flower this way. ♥

八芳園で写真撮れました! 髪飾りの方は、この着物と合わせて、友人に作ってきました。 帯のデザインも  ですから、ピッタリです。💝 handmade by me.

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Something Blue. Handmade silk Sakura Kanzashi.
I made this sakura and something blue for a clever bride. This is the finished version. Made with habutae silk, it’s a custom order that’s just been finished and sent off.

Tsumami zaiku is a kind of Japanese art that uses squares of silk that you fold into petals one at a time. I like to hand-dye mine for a unique look. :huggle: no two ever are exactly the same. 

Anyway, I'm gonna keep trying to make art. ^^ I'll try to keep up with my deviantART... 

So, this was a custom order on etsy: bright wish kanzashi on etsy by :iconhanatsukuri: 
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hanatsukuri
Mei: Textile Artist
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Current Residence: an old uni in England. :)
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Do let me know if you'd need a custom kanzashi for the new year or other holidays. :huggle: I'll be getting busy as December gets on its way, so let me know as soon as you can so I can make it in time for your deadline! :huggle:

I've currently got a small list of things I'm making for people, but I still have time for more.

In other news, check out :icontzarisans: for other kanzashi artists submissions, and a few tutorials~ 

Are there any particular kanzashi flowers you want to learn to make? There's also a survey going on for another month: goo.gl/forms/NzH9c4IPiAGwr1Zj2  it has 14 questions, and uses pictures to illustrate the choices. However, we won't be copying any of the pictures to make tutorials; we'll make all-new but traditional-inspired designs. :nod: 

Hope you're having a lovely weekend~

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dykroon-chan Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018
Happy birthday =)
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hanatsukuri Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018
Thank you~~ :cake:  happy greetings to you too~ 
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dykroon-chan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018
You welcome =)
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BluePhoenixDown Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018
Happy Birthday! :party::cake:
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hanatsukuri Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018
Thank you~~ :cake:  very kind of you~ 
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BluePhoenixDown Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018
I hope you had a wonderful day! :aww:
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018
Happy Birthday!
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hanatsukuri Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018
Thank you~~ :cake:  Happy greetings  to you too! 
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christophf Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018
happy San Antonio day!
happy birthday!

thnx for a pet
greetings from Oberschlesien
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hanatsukuri Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018
Thank you~~ :cake:  

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